Friday, August 5, 2011

PODCAST: August 4th, 2011

This week's show was kicked off with another taste of the brand new Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows album, "Have You Seen This Ghost." Interestingly, the album is filled with cover songs, some of the choices for which will raise more than a few eyebrows -- Lionel Richie and Bonnie Tyler spring to mind -- but Anna Varney truly makes each song her own, lacing each with her trademark aching-period-piece style. For more info on the album, look here. I also came across a nice link for the cover artist for the album, here.

From Sopor, we immediately moved into a new track from Hopeful Machines, which is a more experimental ambient/electronic project from Steven Archer of Ego Likeness. The new album is called "On the Mending of Pack," and you can find the ordering info for that one here.

We also heard from Nashville's own Cryogen Second, who have just released their first full-length album, "Anthem for the Great Self Destruct," on Beyond Therapy Records (the label started by Ben from The Ludovico Technique). You can grab that here. If you're a fan of the harder side of Industrial/ebm, Battlestar Galactica's extended social metaphors, and politically charged lyrics, you will like Cryogen Second. If you catch them live, count on the addition of guitars, bringing the presentation to yet another level.

Also new this week: Music from Germany's two-man post-punk (and sometimes metallic) band, Aeon Sable, whose new album "Per Aspera Ad Astra" can be found here. We dug a bit deeper into the latest from London's Ulterior, whose album "Wild in Wildlife" is really making me wish I'd made a greater to effort to get to Europe for some of the more gothcentric festivals this year. But, alas...

The rest of the show is filled with: obscure local music, recently unearthed early Slovenian industrial, space obsessed soundscapes, odd goth b-sides, new sounds from Henry Jackman's finally-released X-Men: First Class soundtrack, and much, much more.

So, here is the podcast of the show:

[DOWNLOAD this episode (128k mp3)]

 ...And here's what was played...

(each artist's name below is a link):

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show date: Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Opening Theme: Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack)]

Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows - Starlight Seen Through Veils of Tears
Hopeful Machines - thedreamoftheclosedcircuit
ROME - One Flesh
Pain and Its Relief - The Cold Dirt  [N]
Cocteau Twins - Five Ten Fiftyfold
The Cure - Disintegration (Live Dallas Starplex 9/15/89) [from "Alternative Rarities 1988-1989"]
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Lovely Creature
Henry Jackman - Frankenstein's Monster  [from "X-Men: First Class" (soundtrack)]
Danse Society - Somewhere
Pink Turns Blue - After All
The Sisters of Mercy - Poison Door
The Awakening - Open
Ulterior - Sex War Sex Cars Sex
Michl Britsch - Boom  [from "Pandorum" (soundtrack)]
Bella Morte - The Last
Borghesia - Toxido
Cryogen Second - If I Had My Way  [N]
Life Cried - Bloodstained
Cyanotic - The Static Screens (In Syndication)
Graeme Revell - Elegy  [from "Pitch Black" (complete soundtrack)]
Aeon Sable - Exodus
Rotting Christ - Ira Incensus
Electric Wizard - Black Mass
The Phantom Limbs - Somebody Twisted Your Arm
Agalloch - The Watcher's Monolith
Arcturus - Ad Astra
Mark Isham - Mist  [from "The Mist" (soundtrack)]
Dissection - Night's Blood

^RQ^ = requested
(exc.) = excerpt
[N] = Nashville artist
[from ____ ] = title of soundtrack or compilation


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